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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 17, 2010 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

>Maybe the Bobbie peaked on 89-90. He is the young one and during that time he may have hit his high point,

Despite my determination to no longer participate in "Is Bob a jerk" threads ... this makes a lot of sense - maybe it's his somewhat self-centered viewpoint because maybe it was *his* peak.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 17, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

You sound like you've just left the field of battle , Ring . I assume the post below ( I didn't read it , all set with a recap ).
BW is the black sheep of the GD . Lots of the ladies , not too many of the boys , like'em . I always have enjoyed his misfit spirit and unique ' voiceleading' style of rhythm guitar playing . Even when he pisses me off , like starting Sugar Mags as Jerry is approaching the peak of Dew , Blue , or I'd rather be with you . Or even , every single Picasso Moon .

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Poster: groovernut Date: Aug 17, 2010 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

Yeah but he is a good black sheep, maybe the best?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 17, 2010 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

Yeah, I've noticed the gender gap as regards Bob Weir LOL. Though it's hard to be sure around here since it's mostly guys anyway.
The dynamics of it are certainly interesting (both in the band, and the fans).
I think "black sheep" sums it up. He does act decidedly odd at times (well, the El Paso debacle a couple of weeks ago makes a perfect example), and he has outbursts. He also gets scapegoated IMO. Every family's got a black sheep ...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 17, 2010 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

That would be most of us , I would think . I know I am .
Maybe it's black sheep envy , :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 17, 2010 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

I think, like Micah (if I read him right), I'd rather be Bob than Jerry. But really I'd much rather be Phil than either of them.

:-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 17, 2010 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

Agreed, I can certainly get behind that.

Much as you certainly would be able to get behind all the black sheep being talked about.

Seriously though, Phil seems to enjoy a great deal of the pluses associated with band membership with little of the negatives.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 17, 2010 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby


"Phil seems to enjoy a great deal of the pluses associated with band membership with little of the negatives."

Unless you count, like, losing a liver.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 17, 2010 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

I'd take the Billy role (if we get to play this game). Understated and there for the whole damn ride and now living in Hawaii while making new music with new characters - including one of my faves of all time, George Porter, Jr.

And no one ever complains about Billy - if anything, they just tend to underestimate him. Also, he was probably able to get through, and still is, a lot of public spaces w/o anyone hassling him.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 17, 2010 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead peak in 89-90...as per Bobby

" ... they just tend to underestimate him ."
Yes , many do .
Still .

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